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Bug 228078 - dvipdfm fails due to "invalid PDF filename" caused by ghostscript change
Summary: dvipdfm fails due to "invalid PDF filename" caused by ghostscript change
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tetex
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jindrich Novy
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-09 21:29 UTC by Andrew Schretter
Modified: 2013-07-02 23:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:55:08 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Postscript file which causes error under dvipdfm (deleted)
2007-02-09 21:29 UTC, Andrew Schretter
no flags Details
Patch to fix (deleted)
2007-02-09 21:30 UTC, Andrew Schretter
no flags Details | Diff

Description Andrew Schretter 2007-02-09 21:29:36 UTC
Description of problem:
Certain postscript files when included in tex documents cause invalid
PDF filename errors when running dvipdfm on the dvi file :

bremen{schrett}1002: dvipdfm dewet

dewet.dvi -> dewet.pdf
PDF name "#16"

pdf_new_name:  invalid PDF name

Output file removed.

A good description is located at :

I've attached the postscript file so you can test with it.  A very
simple patch is below as well.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a tex document with a certain ps file.

\input epsf.sty

2.latex the document dvipdfm on the result

Actual results:
bremen{schrett}1012: dvipdfm demo  
demo.dvi -> demo.pdf
[1(./<PS>Invalid PDF name "#16"
pdf_new_name:  invalid PDF name
Output file removed.

Expected results:
roma{schrett}1048: dvipdfm demo 
demo.dvi -> demo.pdf
158194 bytes written

Additional info:
Simple patch is attached...

Comment 1 Andrew Schretter 2007-02-09 21:29:36 UTC
Created attachment 147812 [details]
Postscript file which causes error under dvipdfm

Comment 2 Andrew Schretter 2007-02-09 21:30:58 UTC
Created attachment 147813 [details]
Patch to fix

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:10:30 UTC
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
sorry it's taken so long for your bug to be properly triaged and acted
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Comment 4 Andrew Schretter 2008-04-07 15:43:43 UTC
Bug re-verified for Fedora 8.  The patch included in this report still fixes the
problem if applied to current sources.

Comment 5 Jindrich Novy 2008-04-07 16:06:04 UTC
Applied. It will occur in the next tetex update. Thanks.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2008-04-10 11:28:40 UTC
tetex-3.0-44.9.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2008-04-17 03:55:11 UTC
tetex-3.0-44.9.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update tetex'.  You can provide feedback for this update here:

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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 07:55:08 UTC
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